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Is life better with a faster 'puter?

By Andrew Pollack on 04/05/2004 at 07:32 PM EDT

If you followed last weeks adventure into the building a high performance PC, by now you've got to be desperate to find out..."Was it worth it?"

It sure was. Here's a chart:

Before (1.7ghz Celeron, 1GB RAM, Standard
Video & Sound, EIDE drive)
After (2.8ghz P4, 1m Cache, 1GB Paged Ram,
Radion 9600 Video, Cool sound, RAID 0 SATA drives)
Had to leave my PC on most of the time, because
startup and shutdown time drove me nuts
New keyboard has a sleep button. It takes less time
to resume from hibernate mode than it does to do a
POST test
3 Minutes to load Notes, Designer, IE, and Eclipse30 seconds to load Notes, Designer, IE, and Eclipse
Waited for things to happenNo more waiting for things to happen
Thinning, graying hairFull, brown, strong, manly hair
Feelings of P.C. inadaquacyThe envy of all my friends

Based on this chart, I heartily recommend an upgrade to everyone!

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By Ben Langhinrichs on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
Damn, I envy you!

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